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Slight Dip in Irish Ports’ Total Traffic Volumes

December 2, 2014 by  
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Container shipping volumes in Irish ports, Lo/Lo, rose by 9% in Q3, the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) said in a release.                         Ro/Ro experienced a 6% growth and Break Bulk volumes grew by 16%. This is in contrast however to total traffic volumes […]

UK Launches Study to Improve Maritime Industry

December 2, 2014 by  
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The United Kingdom’s Transport Minister John Hayes has launched a wide-ranging study that will look at how to boost the UK’s multi-billion pound maritime industry. The work will look at all aspects of the sector to identify where and how improvements can be made to generate growth. The study will report in summer 2015 and […]

Southampton Port Sets Stage for Heavyweights

December 2, 2014 by  
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Associated British Ports’ Port of Southampton is ready to handle the biggest ships in the world after the dredgers have completed a GBP 40 million (USD 63.7m) project to deepen and widen the approach channel linking international shipping lanes to the Port.                     The dredging project […]

Clyde and Co: Ships with Fatigued Crew Unseaworthy

December 2, 2014 by  
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If a ship’s crew doesn’t receive enough rest while trying to keep up with a ship’s schedule, there should be a regulatory framework under which the ship could be considered unmanned or unseaworthy, Law firm Clyde and Co claims. However, there have been no reported judgments to form a precedent in order to back up […]

Clarksons Seals Platou Deal

December 2, 2014 by  
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London-based shipbroker Clarkson PLC has confirmed a GBP 281.2 million (USD 441m) offering for the entire issued share capital of the Norwegian RS Platou ASA.                         Clarksons says that at the moment, Platou shareholders who together hold more than 75 per cent of the […]

Maritime Traffic Up Fourfold in Two Decades

December 2, 2014 by  
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Maritime traffic on the world’s oceans has increased 300 per cent over the past 20 years, according to a new study by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) aimed at quantifying global ship traffic. The research used satellite data to estimate the number of vessels on the ocean every year between 1992 and 2012. The number […]

Image of the Day: Chasing the Sun

December 2, 2014 by  
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The image shows the U.K. Navy’s HMS Atherstone which has spent the last two weeks working in close company with the ships and staff of the Japanese 51st Mine Division in the waters of the Gulf. The two Japanese ships Bungo and Yaeyama and their battle staff led by Captain Yoshida, had deployed to the […]

Interview: Antwerp Sets the Course for Future Growth

December 2, 2014 by  
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Luc Arnouts, the Port of Antwerp ‘s Chief Commercial Officer Belgium’s Port of Antwerp is the biggest port area in the world, covering 13,057 hectares, the equivalent of 20,000 football fields. The Port of Antwerp is situated some 80 kilometers inland at the upper end of the tidal estuary of the Scheldt river, which thanks to the latest […]

IoD Boss slams BG for ‘excessive’ CEO salary

December 2, 2014 by  
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Helge Lund, new BG Group CEO, has been offered a £25 million pay deal Institute of Directors (IoD), a UK-based body that represents and set standards for company directors, has slammed BG Group’s decision to award a £25 million ($39.36 million) pay deal to incoming Chief Executive, Helge Lund. Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute […]

Huntington field ready to resume production

December 1, 2014 by  
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Huntington oil field, located in the UK North Sea, is slated to get back in production this weekend.                       According to Premier Oil, a partner in the field with 40 percent interest, Huntington will return to producing oil ahead of schedule, as the planned maintenance […]

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